Optomap® Retinal Exam
Did you know that the retina, the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye, is the only place in the body where blood vessels can be directly observed? This means that in addition to eye conditions, signs of other issues which may be happening in the body such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and stroke, can be seen in the retina. Your eyes are a window to your health!
A thorough examination of the retina, the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye, is a vital part of comprehensive eye care. The doctors at Family Eye Care recommend Optomap® retinal exam for all patients during the comprehensive eye exam.request an appointment
What are the Benefits of an Optomap® Retinal Exam?
1) Optomap® enables our doctors to provide you with best possible comprehensive eye care
Optomap® provides us with a 200 degree or 82% view of the retina. It is the only technology that can capture 82% view of your retina at one time. While traditional methods typically only show 15% of the retina at one time, the Optomap® ultra-widefield retinal image captures more than 80% of the retina in a single image.
2) Detects early signs
The unique Optomap® ultra-widefield view helps your doctor detect early signs of retinal disease more effectively and efficiently than with traditional eye exams.
3) Optomap® may allow you to skip dilation
If you elect to get the Optomap®, and don’t have any retinal disease symptoms or risk factors, there is a very good chance you will not need to be dilated.
4) Optomap® can be performed on patients of all ages
Getting an Optomap® retinal exam is painless and is safe for both children and adults.
5) Optomap® gives you the opportunity to learn about your own eye health
Our doctors LOVE to educate patients on their overall eye health. Optomap® images are another wonderful tool to help us do so.
6) Optomap® is the best way to monitor change in your eye health over time
Optomap® technology allows our doctors to compare past year’s photos side by side. Your digital scan will be a permanent record for your medical file, so that your doctors at Family Eye Care can track changes in your eyes over time.
7) Optomap® can be safely done on women who are pregnant
For the safety of the baby’s development, our doctors prefer not to dilate pregnant women (unless necessary).
8) Optomap® assists in the detection of eye diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and more
Our eye doctors are residency trained and have detected countless eye diseases through Optomap® retinal imaging.
9) Optomap® is a very comfortable, painless procedure
Dilation can be uncomfortable, and it can even sting a bit. The Optomap® does not and is completely painless.
10) Optomap® is safe, sanitary, and instantaneous
Our Optomap® is thoroughly cleaned with alcohol after each use. And, it only takes a fraction of second to capture an Optomap image that is immediately available for review by our doctors.
11) Optomap® assists in the detection of eye diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and MUCH more
Our eye doctors are residency trained and have detected countless eye diseases through optomap retinal imaging.
12) Optomap® does not impact your vision
Have important plans after your eye exam? Unlike dilation, the Optomap® doesn’t make you sensitive light so you can get back to your plans right away after your Optomap®
13) You can share a picture of your Optomap® photo with others
We will email you a copy of your Optomap® photo at your request. You can also take a photo of your Optomap® results with your phone right in the office. Sharing is caring and through leading by example you could help someone you care about avoid a serious eye health issue
14) Optomap® becomes a part of your permanent record
Identifying changes in your retina over time can be very important your eye health. Your Optomap® history allows our doctors to monitor any changes that occur over time.
15) Optomap® is the ultimate tool to ensure the health of your eyes – and maybe your overall health.
Did you know the signals of poor or degrading eye health can also be signs of stroke or heart attack? Or, that certain changes in the retina have been associated with Alzheimers disease?
Want a copy of your Optomap®? We can provide one for you.
You can take a picture of your Optomap® with your phone during your appointment, or we can email you a copy of your Optomap® photo at your request. The optomap screening with the OCT screening cost is $49 (discounts may apply or it may be covered by your medical insurance.)